Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

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Full Report: Benavidez halts Douglin in 10th

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

The two main bouts, Friday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, were both high-end, nationally televised, beat downs that brought plenty of action and drama to the overheated live crowd as well as the TV audience watching at home.

Undefeated super middleweight, David Benavidez (16-0, 15 KOs) overwhelmed a game Denis Douglin (20-5, 13 KOs) in the tenth and final round of their ESPN-broadcast main event. Prior to that, Alejandro Luna, 21-0, 15 KOs, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Naim Nelson, 13-2, 1 KO, in a brutal, over the limit junior welterweight fight that was pulled together on one day’s notice after each of the two combatant’s opponents had fallen out at the last minute.

The main event was a grueling, fast-paced battle with southpaw Denis Douglin, Marlboro, NJ, jumping out to a quick start, before Benavidez, Phoenix, turned the tide beginning in round three with his heavier punches. Benavidez hurt Douglin twice in the third, but Douglin kept coming. He stayed busy throughout the fight, rarely retreated, but slowly wore down as the rounds went by. (more…)

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com The two main bouts, Friday night at …


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Ward an 85:1 favorite over Brand tonight

Former two-time world champion Andre S.O.G. Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) has remained a whopping 85:1 favorite all week at 5dimes to defeat Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) tonight on HBO from Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. Euro sportsbooks have Ward and even wider favorite at -10000, that is bet $10,000 to win $100.

The more interesting play for this fight is the over/under of 9.5 rounds. “Over” is -120, while “under” is +100. Ward has gone the distance in seven of his last nine, but he looked much bigger than the 39-year-old Brand at the weigh-in, so a Ward KO could well be in in the cards.

Photo: Tom Hogan- Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports
Photo: Tom Hogan- Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports

With a win, Ward would setup a showdown with WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev, who will be at ringside scouting Ward. Ward, on the other hand, said he didn’t even watch Kovalev’s recent fight against Issac Chilemba on TV.

Former two-time world champion Andre S.O.G. Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) has remained a whopping 85:1 favorite all week at 5dimes …



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Klassen wins IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Malcolm Klassen gave a classic exhibition of boxing to win the IBO junior lightweight belt when he beat Jack Assis on a unanimous 12 round points decision at the Emerald Casino in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng on Friday night. The 35-year-old Klassen dominated through the first eight rounds as he used all his boxing skills and educated left jab to keep the Australian based Filipino on the outside. However, the South African began to tire in the last four rounds as he let the 33-year-old Assis back into the fight. Klassen could have been pulling weight as he arrived late for the weigh-in, siting car trouble, but who knows? Klassen improved his record to 33-6-2, 17 KOs, and Assis saw his record drop to 35-19-6, 18 KOs. Assis was making the first defense of his belt. (more…)

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Malcolm Klassen gave a classic exhibition of boxing to win the IBO junior lightweight belt …


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Brant destroys Fitzpatrick, targets Jacobs

Unbeaten WBA #4, WBO #7 rated middleweight Rob “Bravo” Brant (21-0, 14 KOs) of Saint Paul, Minnesota, outclassed Cleveland’s Chris “The Irish Ghost” Fitzpatrick (15-5, 6 KOs) in a three-round blowout on Friday night at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Brant dropped Fitzpatrick in round two and decked him again in round three. The bout was waved off by referee Edward Hernandez after the second knockdown. Time was 1:18. After the fight Brant called out WBA “regular middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs. Brant’s promoter Greg Cohen added that Brant would go after WBA “interim” middleweight world champion Alfonso Blanco if necessary to force a mandatory clash against Jacobs.

Super welterweight slugger Skender Halili (11-1, 11 KOs) of Fort Worth, Texas, blasted out Silver Springs, Maryland-based Ghanian journeyman Ben Odamattey (16-16-3, 9 KOs) in the first round. Halili dropped Odamattey, then got a referee’s intervention with his follow up barrage. The bout lasted 77 seconds.

Undefeated middleweight and former amateur world champion Cem Killic (6-0, 3 KOs) of Sherman Oaks, California, via Frankfurt, Germany, scored a second round TKO over debuting Jerhed Fenderson of Las Vegas. A left hand from the much more experienced Killic dropped Fenderson in round two and the referee waved it off. Time was 1:50.

Welterweight prospect Malik Hawkins (9-0, 7 KOs) of Baltimore, Maryland, topped Portland, Oregon’s Sean Gee (3-5) over four rounds by scores of 40-36 across the board.

Unbeaten WBA #4, WBO #7 rated middleweight Rob “Bravo” Brant (21-0, 14 KOs) of Saint Paul, Minnesota, outclassed Cleveland’s Chris …




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Surging Carlos Morales wins 14th straight

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Junior featherweight Carlos “The Solution” Morales (14-1-3, 6 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Cuban Luis “La Estrella” Franco (14-1-1, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 96-94. “The Solution,” who got off to a shaky start in his career with a loss and three draws in his first four fights, won his 14th straight bout and claimed the vacant NABA title.

Unbeaten featherweight Joet Gonzalez (14-0, 6 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over journeyman Sergio Lopez (19-12-1, 12 KOs). The fight was a slugfest with both fighters connecting hard and often. Scores of 100-90, 99-91, 98-92 didn’t reflect the competitiveness of the fight.

Debuting jr middleweight Angel Bojado defeated Euris Silverio (0-4) by four round unanimous decision. Bojado is the brother of former jr welterweight contender Francisco “Panchito” Bojado.

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Photos: Golden Boy Promotions Junior featherweight Carlos “The Solution” Morales (14-1-3, 6 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over …


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Benavidez, Luna remain unbeaten

Photos: Ryan Hafey / Premier Boxing Champions

Unbeaten super middleweight David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (16-0, 15 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin (20-5, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Benavidez dropped Douglin in round nine and got a referee’s stoppage in round ten. Time was :35.

Unbeaten IBF #10 lightweight Alejandro “El Charro” Luna (21-0, 15 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over late sub Naim Nelson (13-2, 1 KO). Scores were 99-91, 98-92, 97-93. Nelson replaced former European lightweight champion Stephen “The Rock” Ormond (21-2, 11 KOs) of Ireland, who weighed in a whopping 4.5 pounds heavy.

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Photos: Ryan Hafey / Premier Boxing Champions Unbeaten super middleweight David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (16-0, 15 KOs) scored a …


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Weights from Bristol, PA

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Chazz Witherspoon 235 vs. Mike Marrone 243.2
Emanuel Taylor 140.8 vs. Carlos Aguilera 137.6
Samuel Teah 139 vs. Samuel Amoako 138.6
Mike Hilton 196 vs. Cortez Reed 197
Elijah Vines 152.2 vs. Julian Valerio 155.2
LeShawn Rodriguez 160.6 vs. Jason Wahr 153.8
Jaron Ennis 144.8 vs. Matt Murphy 143.4
Alberto Martinez 134.6 vs. Luis Perozo 132

Promoters: D and D Promotions & Silver Spoon Promotions
Venue: Grundy Arena, Bristol, PA
1st Bell: 6 PM

Chazz Witherspoon 235 vs. Mike Marrone 243.2 Emanuel Taylor 140.8 vs. Carlos Aguilera 137.6 Samuel Teah 139 vs. Samuel Amoako …


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SES wins Amar-Stieglitz EBU purse bid

By Marco Bratusch

This afternoon at 3PM local time, the purse bid for the next EBU light-heavyweight title was held at the European Boxing Union’s offices in Rome, Italy. German promoter Ulf Steinforth, owner of “SES Boxing”, earned the right to stage the contest between French titleholder Mehdi Amar (33-4-2, 16 KOs) and mandatory challenger Robert Stieglitz (49-5-1, 29 KOs), by presenting an offer of 85,620 Euro. French entrepreneur and former boxer Malamine Koné of “MK Events,” who promotes Amar, offered 45,000 Euro. SES Boxing’s team is already working on a suitable date and will very likely set the fight in Germany the next Autumn, possibly in Magdeburg where the company usually sets several boxing events.

Former long-time WBO super middleweight champion Stieglitz will fight for the third time after the KO loss suffered against Arthur Abraham last year, a fight that concluded their four-fight rivalry. Stieglitz has since then come back winning two fights inside the distance. 34-year-old champion Amar, from Marseille, won the vacant EBU 175 lb. title outboxing Sergey Demchenko last May in Paris.

By Marco Bratusch This afternoon at 3PM local time, the purse bid for the next EBU light-heavyweight title was held …



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UniMas Weights from Tucson, Arizona

Photo: Top Rank
Photo: Top Rank

Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz 134.6 vs. Cesar Vazquez 135.4
Trevor McCumby 177.2 vs. Dion Savage 179
Egor Mekhontsev 174.4 vs. Alexander Johnson 174.6
Alfonso Olvera 140 vs. Jose Maruffo 142
Alexander Besputin 151 vs. Kevin Womack 148.6
Gerardo Avila 129.8 vs. Jensen Ramirez 130.8
Albert Alvarez 163.4 vs. Yomi Heredia 164.6
Jesus Arevalo 130.2 vs. Manual Lopez 132.4
Mike Martinez 114.4 vs. Jesse Ruiz 114.2

Venue: Casino Del Sol, Tucson, AZ
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Unimas
Tickets: This Event Is Sold Out

Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz 134.6 vs. Cesar Vazquez 135.4 Trevor McCumby 177.2 vs. Dion Savage 179 Egor Mekhontsev 174.4 vs. …


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Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Dante Jardon 135 vs Nery Saguilan 135
WBC Lightweight International silver title

Shoki Sakai 140 vs Luis Vidales 140
Jacky Calvo 112 vs Jazmín Ortega 111
Germán Rafael 176 vs Mario Baeza 181

Venue: Arena Coliseo
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez Dante Jardon 135 vs Nery Saguilan 135 WBC Lightweight International silver title Shoki …


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Kovalev back in the USA

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WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) has returned to the US following his unanimous decision victory over Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba in his home country of Russia on July 11 in Ekaterinburg.

Before heading to Oakland, California this Saturday for a ringside seat to watch two-time world champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward’s (29-0, 15 KOs) battle with Alexander Brand at the Oracle Arena, Kovalev spent some time in Miami, Florida with ESPN Deportes and in New York, New York with SI Now.

WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) has returned to the US following …


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HBO Weights: Ward 175, Brand 173.2

Photos: Tom Hogan- Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports

Andre Ward 175 vs. Alexander Brand 173.2
Maurice Hooker 139.6 vs. Tyrone Barnett 142
Junior Younan 172.8 vs. Genar Guerrero 171.6
Darmani Rock 246 vs. Mike Kyle 222
Daniel Franco 126 vs. Marcello Gallardo 126
Raquel Miller 164.2 vs. Gabriel Holloway 160
Bilal Mahasin 146 vs. Luis Alfredo Lugo 146

Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Promoter: Roc Nation
TV: HBO

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Photos: Tom Hogan- Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports Andre Ward 175 vs. Alexander Brand 173.2 Maurice Hooker 139.6 vs. Tyrone Barnett 142 …



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New opponent for Luna, Ormond overweight

Unbeaten lightweight contender Alejandro “El Charro” Luna (20-0, 15 KOs) has a new opponent in tonight’s ESPN co-feature. Local Philly fighter Naim Nelson (13-1, 1 KO) will step in for former European lightweight champion Stephen “The Rock” Ormond (21-2, 11 KOs) of Ireland, who weighed in a whopping 4.5 pounds heavy. The fight has been cut from ten rounds to eight rounds.

In the main event at the 2300 Arena, rising super middleweight David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (15-0, 14 KOs) faces Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin (20-4, 13 KOs) in a ten round clash.

Unbeaten lightweight contender Alejandro “El Charro” Luna (20-0, 15 KOs) has a new opponent in tonight’s ESPN co-feature. Local Philly …


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Solis victorious in comeback fight

Photos: EC Boxing

Former heavyweight title challenger Odlanier “La Sombra” Solis (21-3, 14 KOs) returned to action for the first time in 18 months with a second round KO over journeyman Milos Dovedan (2-26, 2 KOs) on Thursday night at the ECB Boxgym in Hamburg, Germany. Rebounding from two consecutive losses to Tony Thompson, Solis entered the ring at a lean and trim (for him) 240 pounds, some 25 pounds less than in recent fights. He dropped the overmatched Dovedan twice with body shots in round two to end it. The 36-year-old Solis, a 2004 Olympic gold medalist, is now fighting under the banner of Erol Ceylan of EC Boxing. He will return September 17 on the undercard of Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi in Göppingen, and Ceylan says Solis will have a big fight by the end of the year.

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Photos: EC Boxing Former heavyweight title challenger Odlanier “La Sombra” Solis (21-3, 14 KOs) returned to action for the first …


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CBSSN Weights from Pechanga

Rob Brant 159.2 vs. Chris Fitzpatrick 157.4
Skender Halili 153.2 vs. Ben Odamattey 153.2
Malik Hawkins vs. Sean Gee 145.6
Cem Kilic 169 vs. Jerhad Fenderson 164.6
Roberto Meza 124.6 vs. Jose Fabian Naranjo 124.6
Jarico O’Quinn 116.4 vs. Johnathan Quiroz 116.4
Danny Adujo 113.4 vs. Israel Hernandez 114.8
Erick Fowler 132.8 vs. Will Davis 133.8

Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
Promoter: Greg Cohen
TV: CBSSN

Rob Brant 159.2 vs. Chris Fitzpatrick 157.4 Skender Halili 153.2 vs. Ben Odamattey 153.2 Malik Hawkins vs. Sean Gee 145.6 …


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ESPN Weights from Philadelphia

David Benavidez 167.8 vs. Denis Douglin 168.8
Alejandro Luna 144 vs. Naim Nelson 143.5
Tyrone Brunson 157.5 vs. Carlos Garcia 154.3
Jerome Conquest 134.5 vs. Victor Vazquez 135.3
Kieran Hooks 156.5 vs. Miguel Martinez 158.2
Edward Jeramie Ortiz 161.5 vs. Darryl Bunting 166
Jeffrey Torres 136.2 vs. Mariano Rolon 136.4

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Kings Boxing
TV: ESPN

David Benavidez 167.8 vs. Denis Douglin 168.8 Alejandro Luna 144 vs. Naim Nelson 143.5 Tyrone Brunson 157.5 vs. Carlos Garcia …



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Juan Diaz: I am only fighting now for one reason. I want to win a fifth world title

Former lightweight world champion and proven in-ring warrior, Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz has the hunger to capture a world title once again and he knows that to get even closer to that precious championship opportunity he will have to surpass the test that he will have in front of him this Saturday, August 6, in front of a sold out crowd on the ‘Solo Boxeo Unimas’ card that will take place at the Grand Ballroom of the Casino del Sol Resort in the city known as ‘The Sunshine Factory.’

Photo: Medaforacle Photography
Photo: Medaforacle Photography

Diaz (41-4, 20 KOs), from Houston, Texas, who has been crowned on multiple occasions as lightweight king, hopes to continue his steady pace towards the opportunity to fight for a world title once again when he battles against Mexico’s ‘Cesar Vazquez (27-3, 16 KOs) – a former world title challenger – in a ten-round bout on the main event of the card that will be televised this Saturday at 11 p.m. ET/PT in the United States by UniMás. (more…)

Former lightweight world champion and proven in-ring warrior, Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz has the hunger to capture a world title …


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Ward-Brand Final Press Conference

Photos: Roc Nation Sports/Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos

Roc Nation Sports hosted the final press conference on Thursday for two-time world champion Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) and Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) at Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland, California in advance of their HBO-televised August 6 fight at Oracle Arena in the same city.

Andre Ward: “I’ve gotten a lot of heat in the press about fighting here but I won’t apologize. I dreamed about fighting here and being a headliner. We’re going to continue to headline. I’m excited about the future. I want to be the light heavyweight champion of the world, a two-division champion. Everyone knows that, but it’s impossible for me to overlook this man (Brand). I’m not built like that. I wasn’t raised like that. I wasn’t groomed like that. As a young fighter, I don’t operate like that. This man is coming, this is his super bowl. Because this is his super bowl, it has to be my super bowl. My ribs are showing, I’m hungry. I’ll see you all Saturday night.”

Alexander Brand: “I want to thank you all for being here today. It’s a pleasure for me to be in this wonderful city. All I want to do is give a good show and make sure that I give that to my fans here in Oakland. I want to have a good fight and work hard. It’s really a true honor to be in the ring with a champion like Andre Ward.”

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf sent senior special advisor, Penny Moore, to kick off the press conference with an official proclamation declaring August 4 as Andre Ward Day. (more…)

Photos: Roc Nation Sports/Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos Roc Nation Sports hosted the final press conference on Thursday for two-time world …


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Arum: Nothing is official

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said by Twitter on Thursday that nothing is official regarding a Manny Pacquiao vs. Jesse Vargas fight. Yesterday the LA Times quoted Pacquiao manager Michael Koncz as saying that “the essence” of Arum’s meeting with Pacquiao in the Philippines is deciding whether the November 5 fight would be in Las Vegas or Dubai. “Not choosing the opponent. That’s already been done.”

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said by Twitter on Thursday that nothing is official regarding a Manny Pacquiao vs. …


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LA Fight Club Weights

Carlos Morales 126.9 vs. Luis Franco 129.4
Joet Gonzalez 124.6 vs. Sergio Lopez 125
Angel Bojado 154 vs. Euris Silverio 153
Pablo Rubio 122.4 vs. Michael Gaxiola 122.8
Jousce Gonzalez 129.8 vs. David Montes 128.8
Francisco Esparza 125.6 vs. Noe Munoz 124.4

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

Carlos Morales 126.9 vs. Luis Franco 129.4 Joet Gonzalez 124.6 vs. Sergio Lopez 125 Angel Bojado 154 vs. Euris Silverio …


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Andy Ruiz, Ray Beltran headline Sept 10

NABF heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz (26-0, 17 KOs) of Mexico returns on September 10 in a ten round clash against Franklin Lawrence (21-2-2, 16 KOs) of Indianapolis. The bout will take place at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California and be televised on UniMas.

Also on the card, lightweight vet Ray Beltran (29-7-1, 17 KOs) of Mexico faces the Dominican Republic’s Tomas Mendez (22-7, 14 KOs).

NABF heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz (26-0, 17 KOs) of Mexico returns on September 10 in a ten round clash against …


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Fall of 2016 is shaping up to have three major pay-per-view events. Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith on September 17, Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas on November 5 and Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward on November 19.

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Marrero-Murray added to Aug 21 Coney Island card

A super featherweight clash between former world title challenger Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (20-1, 14 KOs) and unbeaten Derrick Murray (13-0-1, 5 KOs) will top the ever-evolving PBC NBCSN telecast on August 21 at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn. Undefeated female featherweights Heather “The Heat” Hardy (17-0, 4 KOs) and Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (18-0, 1 KO) face off in the co-feature. The NBCSN telecast will be tape-delayed.

Four hours earlier, unbeaten welterweight Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. fights in a world title eliminator against Leonard “The Lion” Bundu live on NBC. The event is an unusual Sunday afternoon boxing show.

A super featherweight clash between former world title challenger Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (20-1, 14 KOs) and unbeaten Derrick Murray …


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Juan Diaz continues comeback Saturday

Former unified WBA, IBF and WBO lightweight champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (41-4, 20 KOs) faces Mexico’s Cesar Vasquez (27-3, 16KO) in the UniMas-televised ten round main event on Saturday night at Tucson’s Casino Del Sol. Diaz, who hails from Houston, Texas, resumed his career in March, after a two-year layoff. “I’m looking forward to fighting in Arizona again,” stated the Baby Bull. “I fought in Arizona before, and the fans were great! I know the fans will be ready for an action packed night of boxing on August 6. It’s go time!”

The press conference will be held in the Paradiso Lounge inside Casino Del Sol at 1PM today and the official weigh-in will be held at the same location tomorrow at 4PM. Both events are open to the public.

The newly crowned WBO featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez
will be a special guest on fight night.

Former unified WBA, IBF and WBO lightweight champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (41-4, 20 KOs) faces Mexico’s Cesar Vasquez (27-3, …


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Jacobs-Mora rematch heats up

As previously reported, it’s now official that WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) will defend his title in a rematch against former 154lb: champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-4-2, 9 KOs) on Spike September 9 from Santander Arena, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, start at $20 and are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

I want to shut his trap in primetime.

Daniel Jacobs: “This is business for me, but it is also more personal than any fight I have ever had. Sergio has been using these antics online to get this rematch and he has gotten under my skin. There has been a lot of back and forth as far as people’s opinions as to who would have won the fight had he not gotten hurt. I am looking at this as an opportunity to clarify that I am the real champion. I want to shut his trap in primetime.”

Sergio Mora: “I don’t think Jacobs wanted this rematch, but it was destined to happen and now he has to deal with it. I thought the first fight was going my way. I knocked him down in the first round and was outboxing him in the second round. He knows that I have enough power to hurt him. He has more to worry about going into this fight than in the first fight. Look at my resume, I have fought solid opposition. Jacobs doesn’t have that type of resume.”

As previously reported, it’s now official that WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) will …


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Late Results from Plymouth, Massachusetts

By Matt Thompson

The third time was the charm for Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes! The Polish-born fighter – now residing in Marshfield, MA – has twice challenged for a world title only to come up short in close decisions, but left no doubt Saturday at the Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts as she swept all ten rounds over the game and determined Szilvia Szabados of Budapest, Hungary for the vacant WBC Silver Women’s welterweight title. (more…)

By Matt Thompson The third time was the charm for Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes! The Polish-born fighter – now residing in …


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Klassen hopes to win third world title

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Malcolm Klassen a former IBF and WBF junior lightweight champion hopes to capture his third world title when he challenges Australian based Filipino Jack Assis for his IBO super featherweight belt at the Emerald Casino in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng on Friday night. The 35-year-old talented Klassen 32-6-2; 17 from Toekomsrus, West Rand is one of the better South African world champions in recent years, and has made a habit of collecting titles since he made his pro debut in May 1999. (more…)

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Malcolm Klassen a former IBF and WBF junior lightweight champion hopes to capture his third …


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Japan update

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Fujimoto stops Lovelock

WBC#18 heavyweight, Japanese champ Kyotaro Fujimoto (15-1, 8 KOs), 231.5, withstood an opening attack of Australian Adam Lovelock (11-6, 2 KOs), 220, and halted him with his good retaliation at 2:13 of the second session on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The Aussie, in the first round, almost caught up with the local favorite with an overhand right, but Fujimoto utilized his footwork and body movement to avert his determined attack. The second saw Fujimoto connect with a solid right to have Lovelock staggering to the ropes with the loser’s corner throwing in the towel upon his furious follow-up attack. Lovelock fought well, but Fujimoto looked too powerful and heavy for the Aussie visitor. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Fujimoto stops Lovelock WBC#18 heavyweight, Japanese champ Kyotaro Fujimoto (15-1, 8 KOs), 231.5, …


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Pacquiao chooses Jesse Vargas for comeback fight

As expected, Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) will return on November 5 against WBO welterweight champion Jesse Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs). According to the Los Angeles Times, the bout could land in either Las Vegas or Dubai.

“Retirement doesn’t suit Manny right now,” Pacman’s manager Michael Koncz told the Times.

Vargas won out over WBO jr welterweight champion Terence Crawford and four-division former world champion Adrien Broner. Koncz stated that he doesn’t believe Crawford’s style suits Manny and that Pacquiao did originally want to face Broner, but Broner “outpriced himself.”

As expected, Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) will return on November 5 against WBO welterweight champion Jesse …


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Nietes fights former champ Sosa in 112lb debut

The longest-reigning Filipino world champion and current WBO light flyweight titleholder Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (38-1-4, 22 KOs) breaks from his weight division as he moves up to 112 pound and faces another former world champion in Edgar Sosa (52-9, 30 KOs) for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental flyweight title. The Nietes vs. Sosa showdown is scheduled for September 24th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and will be promoted by ALA Promotions.

Nietes during his previous interviews has disclosed his plans to go up in weight, stating that a fight against WBO/WBA world flyweight Juan Francisco Estrada is the first on his list. However, with a mandatory defense in the way for the unified champion, the negotiations were put off next year. (more…)

The longest-reigning Filipino world champion and current WBO light flyweight titleholder Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (38-1-4, 22 KOs) breaks from his …


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Unbeaten female fighters collide in Brooklyn

Undefeated female brawlers and longtime rivals Heather “The Heat” Hardy (17-0, 4 KOs) and Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (18-0, 1 KO) will host a media conference on Thursday to announce their upcoming featherweight showdown that will be featured on NBCSN on August 21 from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn. Hardy and Vincent have had a long and heated war of words dating back to Hardy’s second professional fight. The two will now meet in what promises to be an all-out war and the first women’s fight to air on a PBC show.

Also in attendance and competing on the August 21 undercard are local prospects Julian Sosa (5-0-1, 2 KOs), Joseph Williams (9-0, 7 KOs), and Chordale Booker (2-0, 2 KOs).

Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) faces Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) in a twelve-round IBF welterweight title eliminator on the card. That fight will be televised on NBC.

Undefeated female brawlers and longtime rivals Heather “The Heat” Hardy (17-0, 4 KOs) and Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (18-0, 1 …


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WBA Announces Three Purse Bids

World Boxing Association president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has written to “all bonafide promoters” to inform them that purse bids for the following three WBA world title fights will be accepted on Monday, August 15, 2016.

The first title fight is in the heavyweight division and features WBA World interim heavyweight champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs), the knockout artist from Miami, Florida, by way of Camaguey, Cuba, against his mandatory, WBA #3 ranked Alexander Ustinov (33-1, 24 KOs), from Minsk, Ukraine, by way of Paustovo, Russia. The minimum bid is US$600,000, with 60 percent going to the champion and 40 percent going to the challenger.

The second fight is in the super welterweight division. The principals are WBA World super welterweight champion Jack Culcay (22-1, 11 KOs), from Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany, by way of Ambato, Equador, defending his title against #1 ranked Demetrius Andrade (23-0, 16 KOs), the hard-hitting southpaw from Providence, Rhode Island. The minimum bid is US$150,000, with 75 percent going to the champion and 25 percent going to the challenger.

The third fight is the unification bout between WBA Super World bantamweight champion Rau’shee Warren (14-1, 4 KOs), from Cincinnati, Ohio, against WBA World bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KOs), the Cinderella Kid from Doncaster, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Minimum bid is US$120,000, with 75 percent going to the champion and 25 percent going to the challenger.

The Bidding will take place on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at World Boxing Association Office located at: Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia c/c Calle 47, PH Ocean Plaza, Office 14-05, Marbella, Panama, Panama. WBA Treasurer, Aurelio Fiengo will direct the bidding. If you have questions please contact the WBA Office Phone: + (507) 203-7680 or + (507) 203-7681. Email questions to: info@wbaboxing.com.

World Boxing Association president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has written to “all bonafide promoters” to inform them that purse bids for …


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Tyson Fury suspension lifted with hearing looming

By Karl Freitag

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has lifted its suspension of WBA/WBO heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury pending a hearing from an independent anti-doping panel. UKAD suspended Fury and his cousin Hughey Fury on June 24 (the same day Fury pulled out of a July 9 rematch with former champ Wladimir Klitschko, citing an ankle injury), alleging the pair tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone in February 2015. Team Fury issued a statement denying any allegation of doping when the story first broke in June.

UK Anti-Doping today issued the following statement:

In response to public comments made by Tyson and Hughie Furys’ representatives, UK Anti-Doping can confirm that both boxers were charged on 24 June 2016 with presence of a Prohibited Substance. Mandatory Provisional Suspensions were imposed pursuant to Article 7.9.1 of the UK Anti-Doping Rules.

The UK Anti-Doping Rules allow athletes to challenge the imposition of a Provisional Suspension and the independent National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) today lifted the athletes’ suspensions, pending full determination of the charges. These charges will be heard at a hearing before the NADP in due course.

UK Anti-Doping will not comment further on the case until due legal process has been completed.

Peter Fury, Tyson’s uncle and trainer responded via Twitter:

To all our fans. Ukad suspension Lifted & @Tyson_Fury @hughiefury can & will be fighting with full go ahead from tribunal. Truth!! Amen.

Ankle injury genuine. But hey” within 45min of announcement they get suspended??? Bad smell & judge sees it. Charges” more like bog Roll.

We want all out in open advised my legal team to out as much as possible. The world can view this scam for what it really is.

When the hearing takes place remains to be seen. For the moment Fury is free to defend against Klitschko in their rescheduled rematch on October 29.

By Karl Freitag UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has lifted its suspension of WBA/WBO heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury pending a hearing …


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PBC confirms Plant-De Angel clash

PBC has finally announced its FS1 “Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays” telecast on August 23 featuring rising middleweight Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (13-0, 10 KOs) against Juan De Angel (18-4-1, 17 KOs) in a ten round matchup at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Also scheduled for the telecast are a pair of light heavyweight eight-rounders. In a battle of unbeatens, Carlos Gongora (5-0, 4 KOs) faces Ronald Mixon (7-0, 6 KOs) and unbeaten Earl Newman (9-0, 7 KOs) meets Leo Hall (8-1, 7 KOs).

The card is being promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions.

PBC has finally announced its FS1 “Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays” telecast on August 23 featuring rising middleweight Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (13-0, …


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Spence, Bundu Quick Quotes

Undefeated welterweight contender and 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) and Italian contender Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) hosted an international media conference call today to discuss their world title eliminator that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on NBC August 21 from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn.

Errol Spence: “I’m looking to put on another spectacular performance on August 21. I’m going to make this one-sided and look good in there…outdoing the other welterweights is the goal. I want to look better than guys like Thurman, Pacquiao and Khan.”

Leonard Bundu: “I’m going to give it all that I have. I know I’m better than I was versus Keith Thurman, I know Errol Spence comes to fight”

Undefeated welterweight contender and 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) and Italian contender Leonard “The …










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